They're being held hostage by a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree, who have gone from killing bad guys to wanting to take down a cop. And the suspense is killing everyone.
©2008 J. A. Konrath; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
OMG! This book is so funny. Great cop story with so many twists and turns, I couldn't stop listening. The characters are anything but ordinary and the situations they create are WAY past funny. Dick Hill & Susie Breck are WONDERFUL narrators -- the BEST.
Sorry - Gotta go. I can't type and laugh at the same time.
Audible.com, you need to get more Konrad books in the store!!
Karen L. Syed, Reader/Author/Publisher
Git on wit yo bad self, J.A. Konrath! Those who loved the previous books in the Jack Daniels series won't be disappointed with FUZZY NAVEL. From the first sniper's shot, this book is slam bam in your face.
Jack Daniel's day has been pretty bad, but no one can imagine what's still in store for the detective when she heads home to check on her mom in the burbs. But when she gets there and finds that everyone is all tied up-literally, she isn't quite ready to give up. Not yet, anyway. Jack's past has come back with a vengeance and this time, it's looking like no one is getting out alive. Worse than discovering her home has been invaded, her work has followed her home.
Konrath has a take no prisoners writing style that seeps into every pore, leaving the reader breathless and exhausted. FUZZY NAVEL is an action-packed must read.
Karen L. Syed, publisher Echelon Press
This was my first encounter with a Jack Daniels book. I liked the characters and the wit, and don't mind that the events are unrealistic. But wit and action comprise maybe 25% of this book; the rest is filled with detailed descriptions of psychotic humans joyfully inflicting unbearable pain on other humans. The author is thorough: no body part is spared, no method (knife, gun, hand-to-hand combat, explosion, shock, extreme heat, various blunt objects, feline attack, etc.) is left unconsidered, no character misses out on the chance to narrate his/her agony in (literally) excruciating detail. I'm no prude, but this was overwhelming, especially in audio format -- and as another reviewer notes, there is no real satisfactory payoff at the end, just the promise of more violence.
I had a hard time with this book. I was able to finish it but at times it was a struggle. How much can possibly happen to one person in one day?! How many times can you get shot at and not get hit?! I can go along with most story lines even if they are a little far fetched because they are, afterall, a story, but this was way beyond that for me. I also hated the ending.
Crime drama/comedy? Characters are stereotypes. Villains and good guys alike shoot it out through the entire book... from one contrived situation to another. Bad guy snipers pin down the unarmed good guys for hours and hours in a rural house. Over-the-top preposterous set of circumstances, dialogue and plot. I regret this purchase.
I love the narrators and the story line was ridiculous yet interesting. Konrath books are always suspenseful with peppered in comic relief. He always manages to keep the characters fresh by adding more substance to situation.
Harry is always my favorite and the cat.
They are some of the best narrators out there!
Can a day get any worse?
A great series! Highly recommended!
Possibly because I just finished 2 boring books, I fell in love with this one. Action from beginning to end. Totally unbelievable, of course, but who cares. I loved all the characters and want more. This is my first J. A. Konrath novel, I will be listening to all of them now.
Yes, it's full of non-stop action with Konrath's famous detective Jack Daniels.
Any of J.A. Konrath's other Jack Daniels' books.
Jack Daniels - for sure. Her partner is great, too.
When the cat bit and scratched one of the snipers. I knew it would happen to somebody but didn't know who or when.
Didn't read the printed version, so I can't honestly compare. But my guess is the audio version is better.
The Chicago accents add a glorious, perfect touch that the printed version couldn't possible have. I haven't laughed out loud this much in a very long time.
The ending..... or, more accurately, what must be the beginning of the next book, makes me want to immediately continue the story.
I'm addicted to Audible and have listened to at least 50 or 60 books in the past year and a half. Fuzzy Navel, is, no doubt, in the top 5 most entertaining of all of them, and I attribute that to Susie Breck and Dick Hill for their outstanding performances from beginning to end. Of course, they had a spectacular author to work with. J.A. Konrath has the ability to put you in the moment and keep you there throughout the entire story. Every scene is visible to the reader. Bravo!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
I am dropping my rating on this book, not because the quality changed really, but mostly because I hate cliffhangers. One of the things I've liked about this series so far is that each book was a self-contained "murder mystery" and that it also contained threads to the over-arching themes of the main ensemble developing throughout the series. This is the first book to end with a cliffhanger and I am not a fan.
The plot of this book was interesting, the action exciting and well executed ... but ultimately I can not get over my anger and frustration at the ending. It is a good thing that I can move immediately on to the next book. I am not sure I am enough of a fan to have been willing to wait it out while the series was still in production.
Narration remains good and consistent with the previous books in the series. Loved the insight into many of the ensemble characters - not totally sure about Jack at this point since I feel like I am still only half-way through this "story".
This book is worth it if you are a fan of the series already, but is *not* a good place to dive in.
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